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Fundamentals of Digital Photography 2014

with John Greengo

Trailer: Fundamentals of Digital Photography 2014 with John Greengo
Free Preview: Course Overview
30:19
Free Preview: Course Overview
John details key concepts and makes digital photography straight-forward and easy to understand.

the answer to your photography questions.

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John Greengo covers everything you need to know to take better photos. You’ll learn how to choose the gear that’s best for you, and how to use it to its fullest potential. From shutter speeds to apertures to depth-of-field and much, much more, you’ll build an understanding of the core concepts every successful photographer needs to know. You’ll also learn about the streamlining and workflow management techniques that separate the amateur photographers from the pros. You’ll explore ways to look at and think critically about your own images, so that you can analyze what’s working and target areas for growth.

Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or are a seasoned photographer ready for a refresher course, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to take your work to new heights.

Instructor

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John Greengo

John Greengo is an award-winning photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography. Shooting for over 3 decades, John has developed an unrivaled understanding of the industry, tools, techniques and art of photography. When he's not traveling for a new shoot, John teaches photography to students ... more...
    • Bonus with purchase

      Learning Projects.pdf
      10 - Composition II.pdf
      01 - The Camera.pdf
      02 - The Sensor.pdf
      03 - The Lens.pdf
      04 - Exposure.pdf
      05 - Focus.pdf
      06 - Lighting.pdf
      07 - Gadget Bag.pdf
      08 - Editing.pdf
      09 - Composition I.pdf
  • Session 1 (12 Videos)

    • Bonus Video with Purchase: "7 Steps to Making a Great Photo"
      47:55
      Bonus Video with Purchase: "7 Steps to Making a Great Photo"
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    • Day 1 Pre-Show
      13:56
      Day 1 Pre-Show
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    • Free Preview: Course Overview
      30:19
      Free Preview: Course Overview

      Welcome to the fundamentals of digital photography. My name is John Greengo, and if you want to learn photography, if you want to be a better photographer, if you want to take better photos, you're in the right spot. Because we have a great class in store for you. Read Transcript

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    • 9:30 am - Camera Types
      27:25
      9:30 am - Camera Types
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    • 10:00 am - Lens Systems
      36:23
      10:00 am - Lens Systems
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    • 11:00 am - Shutter Systems
      41:05
      11:00 am - Shutter Systems
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    • 11:45 am - Shutter Speeds - Handheld vs. Tripod
      13:16
      11:45 am - Shutter Speeds - Handheld vs. Tripod
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    • 12:00 pm - Camera Details
      23:01
      12:00 pm - Camera Details
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    • 1:15 pm - Sensor Sizes - Basics
      18:45
      1:15 pm - Sensor Sizes - Basics

      In this section, we're going to be talking about the sensor. It is a part of the camera, but it has such a big impact on the pictures and the camera styles and a lot of other factors. It requires a whole section on itself. But before we get into this section, I want to have a little fun, OK? And so I would like to let these new photographers know what their photographer's life is going to be like. And so I'm going to do it in a way that charts it. And I will have to admit that I found a chart on the internet, and I've kind of tweaked it to my own. Read Transcript

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    • 1:30 pm - Sensor Sizes - Compared
      24:34
      1:30 pm - Sensor Sizes - Compared
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    • 2:30 pm - The Sensor - Pixels
      42:40
      2:30 pm - The Sensor - Pixels
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    • Day 1 Wrap-Up
      06:55
      Day 1 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 2 (13 Videos)

    • Day 2 Pre-Show
      00:34
      Day 2 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - The Lens - Focal Length and Angle of View
      37:20
      9:00 am - The Lens - Focal Length and Angle of View
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    • 9:45 am - The Lens - Fisheye
      17:28
      9:45 am - The Lens - Fisheye
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    • 10:15 am - The Lens - Tilt Shift
      32:38
      10:15 am - The Lens - Tilt Shift
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    • 11:00 am - The Lens - Subject Zone
      15:30
      11:00 am - The Lens - Subject Zone
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    • 11:15 am - The Lens - Fast Lenses and Aperture
      26:56
      11:15 am - The Lens - Fast Lenses and Aperture
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    • 12:00 pm - The Lens - Aperture and Quality
      32:15
      12:00 pm - The Lens - Aperture and Quality
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    • 1:15 pm - Exposure - Light Metering Basics
      17:38
      1:15 pm - Exposure - Light Metering Basics

      We're going to get into exposure, which, arguably, might be one of the most important sections in this class. We are going to be combining the elements of everything we've learned so far. But I always like to have a little fun before we get too serious, right? Read Transcript

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    • 1:30 pm - Exposure - Histogram
      24:52
      1:30 pm - Exposure - Histogram
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    • 2:00 pm - Exposure - Modes
      33:25
      2:00 pm - Exposure - Modes
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    • 3:00 pm - Exposure - Values
      29:00
      3:00 pm - Exposure - Values
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    • 3:30 pm - "Take My Picture" Game Show
      37:48
      3:30 pm - "Take My Picture" Game Show
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    • Day 2 Wrap-Up
      06:04
      Day 2 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 3 (13 Videos)

    • Day 3 Pre-Show
      13:35
      Day 3 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - Focusing the Lens
      32:13
      9:00 am - Focusing the Lens
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    • 9:30 am - Focusing the Lens - Auto Mode
      31:25
      9:30 am - Focusing the Lens - Auto Mode
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    • 10:15 am - Focusing the Lens - Manual Mode
      16:57
      10:15 am - Focusing the Lens - Manual Mode
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    • 11:00 am - Focusing the Lens - Depth of Field
      29:22
      11:00 am - Focusing the Lens - Depth of Field

      So this morning, it's so beautiful driving here through Seattle, with tons of fog. Read Transcript

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    • 11:30 am - Maximizing Lens Sharpness and Camera Movement
      24:41
      11:30 am - Maximizing Lens Sharpness and Camera Movement
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    • 12:00 pm - Advanced Techniques
      24:41
      12:00 pm - Advanced Techniques
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    • 1:15 pm - Qualities of Light
      22:05
      1:15 pm - Qualities of Light
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    • 1:30 pm - Ambient Light Management
      22:46
      1:30 pm - Ambient Light Management
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    • 2:00 pm - Using Flash
      25:04
      2:00 pm - Using Flash
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    • 3:00 pm - Off Camera Flash Set-Ups
      31:53
      3:00 pm - Off Camera Flash Set-Ups
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    • 3:30 pm - Advanced Flash Techniques
      21:36
      3:30 pm - Advanced Flash Techniques
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    • Day 3 Wrap-Up
      02:02
      Day 3 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 4 (13 Videos)

    • Day 4 Pre-Show
      05:58
      Day 4 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - Gadget Bag - Camera Accessories
      28:04
      9:00 am - Gadget Bag - Camera Accessories
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    • 9:30 am - Gadget Bag - Lens Accessories
      36:42
      9:30 am - Gadget Bag - Lens Accessories
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    • 10:00 am - Gadget Bag - Teleconverters
      14:44
      10:00 am - Gadget Bag - Teleconverters
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    • 10:45 am - Gadget Bag - Macro
      15:11
      10:45 am - Gadget Bag - Macro
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    • 11:00 am - Gadget Bag - Flash and Tripods
      16:14
      11:00 am - Gadget Bag - Flash and Tripods
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    • 11:30 am - Gadget Bag - Tripod Parts and Camera Cases
      38:51
      11:30 am - Gadget Bag - Tripod Parts and Camera Cases
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    • 1:00 pm - The Art of Editing - Goals and Setup
      27:12
      1:00 pm - The Art of Editing - Goals and Setup
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    • 1:30 pm - The Art of Editing - Import and Organize
      19:24
      1:30 pm - The Art of Editing - Import and Organize
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    • 1:45 pm - The Art of Editing - Collections and Rating
      40:52
      1:45 pm - The Art of Editing - Collections and Rating
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    • 2:30 pm - The Art of Editing - Cull and Develop
      42:20
      2:30 pm - The Art of Editing - Cull and Develop
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    • 3:30 pm - The Art of Editing - Sharpening
      19:49
      3:30 pm - The Art of Editing - Sharpening
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    • Day 4 Wrap-Up
      04:27
      Day 4 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 5 (12 Videos)

    • Day 5 Pre-Show
      09:03
      Day 5 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - Composition I - Visual Perception
      36:42
      9:00 am - Composition I - Visual Perception
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    • 9:30 am - Composition I - Point of View
      37:33
      9:30 am - Composition I - Point of View

      OK, so the first big topic, you might say, is point of view. And point of view-- where you are, where your subject is. And you want to try to find the best viewpoint for that subject that you can. Read Transcript

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    • 10:45 am - Composition I - Angle of View
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      10:45 am - Composition I - Angle of View
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    • 11:15 am - Composition I - Panorama
      16:32
      11:15 am - Composition I - Panorama
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    • 11:30 am - Composition I - Time Lapse
      22:19
      11:30 am - Composition I - Time Lapse
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    • 12:30 pm - Composition II - Subject Placement
      38:36
      12:30 pm - Composition II - Subject Placement
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    • 1:15 pm - Composition II - Sharpness
      19:46
      1:15 pm - Composition II - Sharpness
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    • 1:30 pm - Elements of Design
      27:34
      1:30 pm - Elements of Design
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    • Thanks + Credits
      05:13
      Thanks + Credits
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    • 2:15 pm - The Photographic Process
      35:46
      2:15 pm - The Photographic Process
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    • Day 5 Wrap-Up
      04:45
      Day 5 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 6 (8 Videos)

    • Segment 1 - 6 Pre-Show
      08:25
      Segment 1 - 6 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 1 - Student Critique Part 1
      36:11
      Segment 1 - Student Critique Part 1
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    • Segment 2 - Student Critique Part 2
      41:36
      Segment 2 - Student Critique Part 2
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    • Segment 3 - Good Better Best Greengo Critique
      39:35
      Segment 3 - Good Better Best Greengo Critique
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    • Segment 4 - Final Images from Cuba
      23:23
      Segment 4 - Final Images from Cuba
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    • Segment 5 - Revisting Locations - Alaska
      43:19
      Segment 5 - Revisting Locations - Alaska
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    • Segment 6 - General Q&A
      32:07
      Segment 6 - General Q&A
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    • Segment 1 - 6 Wrap-Up
      02:28
      Segment 1 - 6 Wrap-Up
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